#19: Rescuing Food to Fight Hunger with Leah Lizarondo

Leah Lizarondo of 412 Rescue on At The Table Podcast

412 Food Rescue founder Leah Lizarondo joins us to talk about how her organization mobilizes 4,000+ drivers to rescue and transport food, why it’s important to focus food recovery on the retail side of the supply chain, and how they’ve saved more than 3 million pounds of food from going to waste.

Leah is the CEO and Cofounder of 412 Food Rescue, a technology and logistics organization setting the standard for retail food recovery. Leah received her graduate degree in Public Policy & Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. Founded in 2015, 412 Food Rescue is the fastest-growing food recovery organization in the U.S. Leah’s work at 412 Food Rescue has been featured in national media including NPR, Food & Wine, Saveur, Organic Life, Bust Magazine, Success Magazine and Civil Eats.

In April 2014, she gave the TEDx Talk “Why the Farm Is Not Getting to the Table.” In 2017, she was named in FoodTank‘s “17 Food Heroes to Inspire Us in 2017″ and SmartBusiness “Who To Watch” as one of the individuals “poised to shape the Pittsburgh region in 2017 and beyond.” In 2018, she received the “Women of Influence” Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times.



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Leah Lizarondo of 412 Food Rescue on At The Table Podcast